Psalms 7:1-9 NIV

Psalms 7:1-9

Psalm 7In Hebrew texts 7:1-17 is numbered 7:2-18.

A shiggaionTitle: Probably a literary or musical term of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.

Lord my God, I take refuge in you;

save and deliver me from all who pursue me,

or they will tear me apart like a lion

and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

Lord my God, if I have done this

and there is guilt on my hands—

if I have repaid my ally with evil

or without cause have robbed my foe—

then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;

let him trample my life to the ground

and make me sleep in the dust.7:5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Arise, Lord, in your anger;

rise up against the rage of my enemies.

Awake, my God; decree justice.

Let the assembled peoples gather around you,

while you sit enthroned over them on high.

Let the Lord judge the peoples.

Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,

according to my integrity, O Most High.

Bring to an end the violence of the wicked

and make the righteous secure—

you, the righteous God

who probes minds and hearts.

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